PORTRAIT OF A PRIESTESS - Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece. This is the first comprehensive cultural history of priestesses in the ancient Greek world. The author presents the fullest and most vivid picture yet of how priestesses lived and worked, from the most famous and sacred of them - the Delphic Oracle and the priestesses of Athena Polias - to basket bearers and handmaidens. In doing so, the author challenges long-held beliefs to show that priestesses played far more significant public roles in ancient Greece than was previously acknowledged.
Condition: Very Good - Author: Joan Breton Connelly - Publisher: Princeton - Hardback